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My wife bought a .380 Firestorm in January 2016. It is back at gunsmith for the second time within a month. We are having problems with the safety. Is anyone else having problems with their firestorm?
 

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I don't have a Firestorm 380 however I do have a Bersa 380 and there are others members here that do have Firestorms 380. Just what type of problem are you having??
Does it not work?? Is it hard to move from safety on and safety off??

Also Welcome to the Bersa Pistol Forum, glad to have you on board.

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I don't have a Firestorm 380 however I do have a Bersa 380 and there are others members here that do have Firestorms 380. Just what type of problem are you having??
Does it not work?? Is it hard to move from safety on and safety off??

Also Welcome to the Bersa Pistol Forum, glad to have you on board.

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The safety is hard to move from on to off, sometimes my wife can't move it at all. The safety has been replaced once. When we got the gun back it worked fine & then went back to being hard to move.
 

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The on & off operation of the safety on my Firestorm .380, (like everything else about the gun) functions flawlessly.
 

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Notices that you have only a couple of posts on the forum so, first and foremost, I thought I'd take the time to say ! Even though a little stiff when new, that's normally not a big or lasting problem with the FS/BS T380. Had a bit of a stiff decocker/safety on mine when I bought it several years ago so I tried a recommended manual breakin method I picked up on another forum by doing a heavy lube on that part of the gun, including squirting lube under the decocker lever, then sitting for extended periods of time cocking and decocking the gun. At first you may want to but a little back pressure on the hammer as an assist. Give it a good cleaning before and after. Should this not work, contact Eagle Imports.
 

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9uc I've already contacted Eagle. The safety has been replaced once, it was defective. It is back at the gunsmith again because we're having the same problems as before.
 

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Needless to say, I hate to hear you're having a problem and that working it didn't help. Seldom have heard of that problem, much less having to have it serviced twice. Who is the gunsmith you are using and do let us know how the second repair works.
 

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Got the gun back & went to the range today. Shot 150 rounds no problems. Wife is happy.
Glad you finally got your Firestorm 380 safety fixed. The safety is one thing that you want to work when ever you need it.
 

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Glad you finally got your Firestorm 380 safety fixed. The safety is one thing that you want to work when ever you need it.
Keeping the wife happy is always high on the agenda. Did the gunsmith indicate what was the problem.
 

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Well the safety is working properly now and the wife is happy so I guess HAPPY DAYS are here again.

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Old News, but for the archive, I had same problem. Seems like during manufacture, burrs can be created on the safety or in the channel inside the slide. Over time, the burrs can break loose and bind the action of the decocker/safety lever. Next time I am going to carefully remove the lever and dress down any burrs as a first option to shipping the gun back to manufacture's warranty station.
 
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